from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A superclass division of gnathostomous vertebrates supposed to have been derived from pentadactylous ancestors. See phrases below.


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  • Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla), a second-class protected mammal, also ranges widely throughout the province.

    Jian Nan subtropical evergreen forests

  • Pangolins Manis pentadactyla pentadactyla, also known as scaly anteaters, used to be quite common on the island, but like many of the island's animals, they were hunted for their unusual features -- in this case, the scales, and their meat.

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  • Two out of three Asian species of pangolin are found in Southeast Asia — the Malayan pangolin (Manis javanica) and the Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla).

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  • Plants such as Squama manis pentadactyla, Salvia miltiorrhiza and Carthamus tinctorius could prevent acute radiation sickness, induced experimentally.

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  • -- To be distinguished from the two preceding species by the greater number of longitudinal rows of scales, _M. pentadactyla_ having from eleven to thirteen, _M. aurita_ from fifteen to eighteen, and _M.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • Taking the number of scales in the longitudinal mesial line from the nose to the tip of the tail in _M. pentadactyla_, it is forty-two; in _aurita_ forty-eight to fifty-six; in _Javanica_ as high as sixty-four; on the tail the scales are: _M. pentadactyla_, fourteen; _M. aurita_ sixteen to twenty; _M.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • -- Tail shorter and not so thick at the base as that of the last; the body less heavy; smaller and darker scales; muzzle acute; ears conspicuous; scales of head and neck not so small in proportion as in _M. pentadactyla_.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • Answer: Chinese pangolin, also known as Manis pentadactyla.

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  • _M. aurita_ is distinguished from _M. pentadactyla_ by its less heavy body; by its rather shorter tail, which has less basal breadth than _M. pentadactyla_; by its smaller and darker brown, almost black scales in the adult, which are more numerous, there being from fifteen to eighteen longitudinal rows on the trunk, seventeen rows being the normal number, and sixteen to twenty caudal plates in the mesial line; and by its strong fore-claws, the middle one of which is not quite twice as long as the corresponding claw on the hind foot.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • Manis pentadactyla _or_ brachyura (_Five-fingered or

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon


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